Stoke Gifford Crime Overview

Stoke Gifford is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stoke Gifford in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 1.4% higher than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stoke Gifford is the 356th safest small town, and the 3,376th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Stoke Gifford was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Stoke Gifford residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.54 per 1,000 residents. Stoke Gifford recorded 4 reports of other crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for other crime in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Stoke Gifford are violence and sexual offences, with 299 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 319 offences and a difference of 0.99 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Stoke Gifford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Stoke Gifford This Year

 Stoke GiffordGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30815.1930,53933.12118% safer
Bicycle Theft633.118520.9270% more dangerous
Burglary492.422,9043.1530% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson643.165,1605.6077% safer
Drugs351.731,6541.793.5% safer
Other Crime200.998370.918% more dangerous
Other Theft1336.563,6423.9540% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.252980.3228% safer
Public Order1125.524,1194.4719% more dangerous
Robbery100.493880.4214% more dangerous
Shoplifting482.372,8023.0428% safer
Theft From the Person30.151860.2033% safer
Vehicle Crime1155.673,1973.4739% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences29914.7516,82218.2424% safer

Crime in Stoke Gifford Compared To Gloucestershire

Stoke Gifford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dursley29838.9521% safer
West Dean42139.3620% safer
Stonehouse33741.9612% safer
Thornbury57543.169% safer
Coleford42146.112.3% safer
Stoke Gifford95647.16-
Lydney44347.200.08% more dangerous
Cirencester99550.527% more dangerous
Yate1,14450.537% more dangerous
Tewkesbury60553.1911% more dangerous
Cinderford48954.0313% more dangerous

Stoke Gifford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12121115Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.164.73.1Safer
Burglary3.43.32.22.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.34.53.73.2Safer
Drugs2.41.53.51.7Safer
Other Crime0.390.390.200.99Getting worse
Other Theft6787Safer
Possession of Weapons0.050.150.300.25Getting worse
Public Order4.3656Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.390.740.49Getting worse
Shoplifting2.73.13.42.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.390.300.15Safer
Vehicle Crime3.23.94.36Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11151615Getting worse

Changes In Stoke Gifford's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Stoke Gifford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Stoke Gifford47.16-
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Stoke Gifford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frenchay & Great Stoke87655First
Stoke Gifford23931Second

Crime in Stoke Gifford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stoke Gifford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Stoke Gifford saw a 300% increase in bicycle theft. Stoke Gifford saw a large fall in drugs during September, when it fell by 91% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+6%+53%+124%+79%+36%-11%-14%+62%-13%
Bicycle Theft-50%-25%-75%+75%-56%+300%-80%-33%+50%-
Burglary+25%--50%+100%-+300%-57%-33%+25%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%-73%--14%+100%-55%--+125%
Drugs--71%-67%-+200%+33%-91%-90%-80%-67%
Other Crime--------+100%-
Other Theft--61%--33%-36%+22%+30%+33%-79%-35%
Possession of Weapons------50%----
Public Order+100%+175%-23%+29%--38%-17%+40%+40%-50%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-77%-50%-60%-50%+33%-20%-40%-+233%-55%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+125%+163%-20%+13%+120%-83%-82%-82%+71%+167%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-6%-37%+100%+10%-42%-39%-30%-45%+33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stoke Gifford

What police force serves Stoke Gifford?
Stoke Gifford's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Stoke Gifford?
Stoke Gifford is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Stoke Gifford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Stoke Gifford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Stoke Gifford?
Stoke Gifford's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021